Indigenous youth organizing for sustainable livelihoods in the forested foothills of Himalaya (Indian-administered Kashmir)

Indigenous youth organizing for sustainable livelihoods in the forested foothills of Himalaya (Indian-administered Kashmir)

The Pir Panjal range is a group of mountains in the Lesser Himalaya.  The forested foothills of the Pir Panjal, in Indian-administered Kashmir, are inhabited by indigenous communities and rich in natural resources, which increasingly attract outside exploiters. This initiative … Read more

Conserving the language and culture of the Vadda people of Sri Lanka - important steps to keep alive their identity and solidarity

Conserving the language and culture of the Vadda people of Sri Lanka – important steps to keep alive their identity and solidarity

The Vadda are an aboriginal people in Sri Lanka, known to have inhabited the island well before the arrival of the Aryans. Currently, they live in scattered spots and some groups have mixed with other ethnic groups in the country. … Read more

Community Radio Brisas del Sur: strengthening local and indigenous governance in the mapuche-chono Antunen Rain community on the Aysén coast, Chile

Community Radio Brisas del Sur: strengthening local and indigenous governance in the mapuche-chono Antunen Rain community on the Aysén coast, Chile

This initiative will implement a communication strategy to strengthen local and indigenous governance in the Huichas archipelago, off the coast of the Aysén region in Chilean Patagonia. The project will have a positive impact on three levels.

At the local … Read more

Community solidarity in reaction to COVID 19 in Paute (Ecuador)

Community solidarity in reaction to COVID 19 in Paute (Ecuador)

Since early 2020, all countries in the world have been progressively affected by the COVID 19 pandemic, a disease whose impact is felt most severely by poor and disadvantaged communities.  Importantly, the disease requires a strong sense of mutual care … Read more

Cross-village solidarity and economic security through beekeeping  and participatory quality control in Xiengkuang (Lao PDR)

Cross-village solidarity and economic security through beekeeping and participatory quality control in Xiengkuang (Lao PDR)

The Sai Nam Pian, or Pian Stream, comprises ten communities which are well known for forest beekeeping in Xiengkuang, a northeastern province of Lao PDR. The Phosy community is one of such communities that gradually organized itself around the production … Read more

Enhancing the traditional food knowledge and practices of indigenous Bambuti in the Great Lakes Region, DRC

Enhancing the traditional food knowledge and practices of indigenous Bambuti in the Great Lakes Region, DRC

This initiative by the organization Shirika La Bambuti focuses on five key local food products – to be ultimately listed in Slow Food’s Ark of Taste – derived from the agricultural and culinary tradition of the indigenous peoples of the … Read more

RADIO SHIPIBO : reviving a language, mobilising a nation and serving as a tool for territorial governance for the Shipibo-Konibo-Xetebo people in the Peruvian Amazon

RADIO SHIPIBO : reviving a language, mobilising a nation and serving as a tool for territorial governance for the Shipibo-Konibo-Xetebo people in the Peruvian Amazon

The Shipibo-Konibo-Xetebo are an indigenous people of the Peruvian Amazon with an estimated population of 35,000 individuals. Its 144 communities are distributed in the areas along the Ucayali River and its tributaries (Pisqui, Callería, Aguaytía, Pachitea), and on the banks … Read more

Securing territories of life for the sustainable livelihoods of mobile indigenous peoples and the conservation of nature in Iran - an initiative in memory and honor of Dr. M. Taghi Farvar

Securing territories of life for the sustainable livelihoods of mobile indigenous peoples and the conservation of nature in Iran – an initiative in memory and honor of Dr. M. Taghi Farvar

Dr M. Taghi Farvar (1942-2018) was a pioneer in participatory nature conservation with indigenous peoples and local communities. He always defended their collective rights over their territories and natural resources and sought to positively influence relevant policies at national and … Read more

Security and solidarity go together for the Adivasi Baiga community of Central India

Security and solidarity go together for the Adivasi Baiga community of Central India

This initiative of the civil society organisation Adiwasi Samta Manch engages 20 villages in Kabirdham District, Chhattisgarh State, Central India. The villages are inhabited by the Baiga—an Adiwasi group that was assigned the status of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG) … Read more

Defending the territory and food sovereignty of Maya people in Yucatan, Mexico

Defending the territory and food sovereignty of Maya people in Yucatan, Mexico

This initiative will be carried out in three communities of the Chenes region, where a participatory space will be promoted—in assemblies and dedicated workshops— to identify the elements of strength of the local indigenous food systems. The survival of the … Read more

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